Category Archives: Child Welfare

Brookings Institute on the Separation of Families

Here My research has failed to uncover a single example of how removing control, jurisdiction, or authority from tribal governments improves outcomes for the AIAN population. While tribal governments are not perfect by any means, it cannot be shown with … Continue reading

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Texas v. Zinke (ICWA Challenge) Page Updated

Court documents, press statements, and news articles all organized here.

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Rapid City News Article on Pennington Co ICWA Procedures

Sometimes the results change a little even when a court decision goes the wrong way: County to Stick with Current ICWA Hearing Procedures

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California Eliminates Pro Hac Vice Barriers for ICWA Cases

In a celebrate-the-victories post, the state with the most number of ICWA cases has removed major barriers for out of state ICWA attorneys. California notoriously had some of the highest pro hac fees and tightest limitations on the number of … Continue reading

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Tribal Comments Needed for Notice for Proposed Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards

Here is the link. Comments are due by October 1. By April 1, 2019, title IV-E agencies, which include all states and 12 tribes, must provide the HHS specific and detailed information about: ○ Whether the state or tribal agency … Continue reading

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Rare Published Notice Opinion out of California Court of Appeals

In re EH (Fourth District, 1st Div). For reference, so far this year California has had 48 unpublished notice decisions and 19 unpublished inquiry decisions. This is the first published notice case this year. We agree with Mother that, considering Sally … Continue reading

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Montana Supreme Court ICWA Case

Here. The Montana Supreme Court continues to apply Baby Girl to absent fathers involved in state initiated proceedings, and not apply ICWA when terminating their rights. Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Appellant Reply

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CILS Presentation at Cahuilla on Tribal Homes for Foster Placement, Sept. 11

Here. Presentation is by one of the many excellent CILS attorneys–Mica Llerandi.    

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AFCARS Data Implementation Rule Delayed and Will be Revised. Again.

From the Administration for Children and Families here. The rule is delayed until 2020 and the Administration is going to “streamline” the data elements. And then it might just be delayed again based on the “streamlining”: The Children’s Bureau published … Continue reading

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CSKT 2018 Indian Child Welfare Legal Summit, September 12-13

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’2018 Indian Child Welfare Legal Summit The Montana Court Improvement Program, in conjuction with CSKT, would like to invite you to this interactive training designed to improve legal knowledge, skills, and practices in relation to Indian Child Welfare.  … Continue reading

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